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Now lieutenant colonel who are counting our new this morning good I meant thanks for having me on all while -- avenue on sort Jameer or drugs overview of this operation.
Well first off it's a good day for Osama bin Laden in the afterlife he now has 72 virgins to play around with those speaking of people -- -- lives.
Things aren't so bad for you BL according to their traditions -- -- know a lot of us are wondering about the -- of Tony on Robert talking about it.
And don't show only gets the virgins.
If you're killed herself not if you died.
A snuggling -- trying to shield yourself.
With one in your wives and their church yourself out of our compound.
With a bunch -- navy's seals out that would without a doubt but blogger wouldn't they look at that as a coward's way of dye and his supporters to sacrificing your life for your religion and all out or whatever reason today but it looks -- I'd.
I honestly don't know the answer that I meant so I prefer to look on the happy side for Osama.
And then assume that all is well for him wherever he might be on the well I'll I'll I'll play you know the -- all looked like -- sinister so.
-- -- -- and I don't know if you saw your.
You know I'm in well a great a what what a wonderful operation you know that seal team six.
The best of the best out of the Navy SEALs which themselves are the best already -- you really have to look at the caliber and quality of young men and women that we went in there and -- I believe you have to give credit to the president for taking that option.
To go after bin Laden instead of -- on the easy way out firing a predator drone or dropping some precision guided -- from an aircraft.
He definitely made the tough decision and fortunately for all of it turned out good why did you mention it why did you decide you don't -- -- ordered her -- such a good question I'm not sure anybody knows yet and maybe it's because at the end of the day he didn't want any lingering questions.
About whether we did or did not yet been lot you know most of the time when we fired those predator drones.
-- targets over there are some -- -- high value targets we don't really know what or not we got the right person until we start picking up traffic.
From one terrorist group for one Taliban headquarters to another which gives us the indicators.
Of who we may have gotten so I think he wanted clear concise.
Unquestionable proof that it was bin Laden and of course we got that kind of -- right away with his body not defensive cereals noon and under for the president -- -- shore the Dunlop moves in this compound.
I don't think he would have -- that mission in there and less they had absolute 100% confidence.
That that was a fact we've seen a lot of information floating around about the level of confidence going higher and higher.
But I think there may have been some kind of corroborating evidence to them.
That told them what then maybe we got somebody close may be indeed somebody on the Pakistani side really was talking to -- You know I I hear this target -- -- argument about the pakistanis.
Knowing and not say anything and I'm reminded there was 45 million dollars sitting out there on bin Laden said for somebody to -- say something.
So somebody indeed may have done that also would still corroborate -- I don't believe the president would have sent.
Seal team six in there on the chance on the 98 or 99% chance that the target we -- was there.
I think we had a 100% confirmation of what we wanted and I'm not sure how we got -- but I think he had to have that level of confidence want to -- to gone wrong government.
Absolutely and it did -- -- one helicopter went down I'm -- I've got a lot of friends.
Very close friends who were part of the desert one rescue attempt to get the hostages.
Out of Tehran and you certainly remember that -- Arab planes crashed out there in the middle of the desert so.
Special ops missions are very tough by their nature.
And there's always the opportunity for something to go wrong in the end part of the problem -- when it goes wrong and we can take this is a good example.
What are our -- what are we get a deal we've got a small team in the middle of another country.
Surrounded by a bit of dubious friends are just surrounded by people I'm sorry about it would dubious about what -- Relationship is let -- I mean it had plenty of opportunities.
To fail and that in part is one reason.
Why there's so much training so much preparation.
Building a compound that looks like that compound certainly those seals running a number.
Of missions through that mock compound to make sure that when they got into the real one.
That they had a real comfort level about where they were what things looked like -- to move out of move -- -- communicated what that.
Talk to a look not a total Nortel and Hernandez went program backed out -- tennis center are back when the president was running frozen.
They said that.
If you had credible evidence of Osama bin Laden most.
Thank you so Pakistan.
That it sent an -- -- him.
Or do what is sort of grounded and it.
Well it's very interesting to watch this president because we can all -- -- him about Libya and I think there's plenty of room to fault him.
About Libya and indeed other foreign policy decisions but he's not been reluctant to fire predator drones and the Pakistan which is an issue.
With the Pakistani government who we want to maintain a good relationship with but I give a lot of credit to the president.
For going after targets Taliban and or al-Qaeda in Pakistan and here we are really going -- people complain and we went into a sovereign country.
With US forces deep into that country not too far away from their capital.
To -- -- mission and that you know I don't think anybody going -- get him being elected presidents are going up the left would have thought that he'd be doing things like this.
Well of course Hillary Clinton has but I wanted to mirror this morning Jerusalem most critical -- Obama when he suggested assess what he would do.
That are found Islamabad laden in not Pakistani send vice apologized to senator Jeff -- -- Sent to settle doctors and maybe -- -- All while now what they weren't human signals amount to a slow -- account when they were out there in a situation room watching minerals.
All of the Mike like I just sounds a -- question they had a minute by minute.
Also the operational.
A real time -- what was going on -- -- -- -- -- All they did -- to -- -- and just like Somalia we this is not new technology.
When that's when the operations went down in Somalia back in the ninety's it was the same thing in the White House.
In the situation room they were watching.
Real time on camera out what was going on on the ground in Somalia so these there's a capability we have.
Of tuning -- we got to me we got guys on the grounds that have little cameras with them -- got overhead we haven't heard any talk of what kind of overhead platforms.
Meeting -- are drones or or even satellites.
We're watching this operation but they're certainly out there so you see everybody and that one picture -- -- -- are you guys are all transfixed on something out there watch in the movement.
Of our people on the ground and how that was being picked up I'm not exactly sure from the aerial perspective we may have even had a helicopter up there -- like kind of doubt that but nonetheless.
There watching things as they occur.
What a -- -- are concerned about our new.
Don't know I mean I don't want Senator Obama and if you have it but honestly I -- most people don't realize that that capability that we -- you know what's going on and on number areas do you think it's possible.
To tackle -- -- -- -- -- -- police -- it will know that but do you think that they did not know that -- Is -- Well here's the way I characterize that I mean it's it's very difficult to believe that there were.
Not people up there and Pakistan's government that knew something about about remember I'm an -- that 25 million dollar reward on Osama bin Laden.
And any one guy in the back a steady -- bureaucracy or hierarchy.
They knew where bin Laden is could've walked into the US embassy didn't have to go directly there but could have found a way to get all the somebody at the embassy -- CIA prisons and I'll tell you exactly where the guy has and that person today would be walking away with point five million dollars unbeknownst to the rest of us why would never discount the fact.
That somebody might have given that little edge of extra information that the president needed to make that decision.
Not gonna gone as far as -- seven program thank you very much.
But I sorting import.
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